Here are some photos of my favorite pieces I've made that I am not offering for sale. Each piece was crafted with unique inspiration. Some pieces were gifts for family or friends, some were special requests/commissions and some were created for silent auctions. Each one holds a special place in my heart.
This is a pendant I created for my friend Penny while she visited us from Chicago. At the time, it was a loose bead, but Penny fell in love with it and asked that I wire it up for her.
This is a restoration I performed for my dear friend, Vicky. These stones had two previous lives - pictures of which will be posted on my restorations page soon.
This is my second dangly bracelet ever made featuring the beautiful lampwork beads of Rebecca of Three Muses. This bracelet, of course, features generous amounts of sterling silver and Swarovski crystal.
This bracelet I made for my mother-in-law, Carol Finnegan, for Christmas a few years ago. When I asked her if "someone" were to make something like, say, jewelry, for her for Christmas, what color would she like. Her response was black. My reply was this bracelet. It was made with Lampwork beads by Teri Wathan www.hotheadbeads.com
and lots sterling silver and Swarovski crystal beads and pearls.
This is the set that I made for my sister-in-law, Holly Finnegan, that same Christmas. Her response was the color green. This earrings and pendant set was created with Lampwork beads by Lori Robbins as well as sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
The Fabulous Bracelet in Light Amethyst Swarovski crystals.
These bracelets were created with pearls, Swarovski crystals and Bali sterling silver.
This earrings and pendant set were created with Lampwork beads that I made.
I created and donated this set to a silent auction for a co-worker. I used Ruby Jade and Bali sterling silver.
This is my first Lampwork bracelet I ever created. I no longer recall the name of the Lampwork artist that made the beads.